Phoenix (October 1, 2010)

Tales from a Midwife: True Stories of the East End in the 1950s

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Author: Jennifer Worth

London's East End in the 1950s was a unique place: the struggles of post-war life - bombsites, overcrowded tenements, crime, brothels - bred a culture of tight-knit family communities, larger-than-life characters, and a lively social scene. It was into this world that Jennifer Worth entered as a trainee midwife. But docklands' life was tough, and babies were often born in slum conditions. In funny, disturbing and heartbreaking stories, Jennifer Worth recounts her time among nuns, prostitutes, abortionists, bigamists, gangsters and expectant mothers, portraying East Enders' amazing resilience - and their warmth and humour in the face of hardship. Written with affection and nostalgia, TALES FROM A MIDWIFE chronicles the lives, traditions and tales of a bygone era.

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Paperback: 992 pages

Publication Date: October 1, 2010

Publisher: Phoenix

Author: Jennifer Worth

ISBN-13: 978-0753828694

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